Following the changes made to the leadership of the Minority in Parliament, the House is now going to have Suame Lawmaker Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu as the Majority Leader and Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Member of Parliament Dr Cassiel Ato Forson as the Minority Leader.
A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ernest Owusu Bempah is wondering why the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will take such a decision to change Haruna Iddrisu as the Minority Leader and replace him with Dr Ato Forson who he described as an amateur when it comes to parliamentary affairs and debates.
“To sack Haruna Iddrisu, a matured leader to bring an amateur Ato Forson will keep the NDC in position,” he said.
“To remove Haruna Iddrisu who has been giving NPP nightmares in Parliament and to bring Ato Forson is a political suicide, they will be floored in Parliament. They have written their own obituary in 2024. It tells you the incompetence of the NDC, it tells you they haven’t got the clue.
“Can Ato Forson match up to Osei Kyei-Mensah- Bonsu in terms of Parliamentary debate and knowledge? Kofi Arma Buah debating Afenyo-Markin? That is a political obituary, it is a political suicide for NDC,” he said in a statement following the changes made to the leadership of the Minority by the NDC on Tuesday, January 24.
He added “Mahama comes nowhere near Haruna Iddrisu when it comes to political knowledge. He has won the hearts and minds of Northern region, he is one of the key pillars in the north and for you to get Haruna out to bring Ato Forson it means they have written their political obituary.”
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congres (NDC) Fifi Kwetey explained the reason for the changes.
He stated that the decision is to reposition the party for the elections 2024.
Apart from replacing Haruna Iddrisu with Ato Forson, the party has also removed James Klutse Avedzi as Deputy Minority Leader.
He has also been replaced with Ellembelle Member of Parliament Kofi Armah Buah.
“It has become necessary for you to deploy you from your current position as Deputy Minority Leader with immediate effect,” a statement signed by General Secretary of the party Fiifi Kwetey said on Tuesday, January 24.
“I wish on behalf of the party to express our deepest appreciation to you for your service over the years in this capacity,’ the statement added.
It further said ” please kindly arrange with the new officer to effect the necessary handing over processes. Please accept or assurance of the highest regard.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana